Happy New Year’s to everyone. I wish you all a successful, safe, and prosperous year.
I love January 1st, it’s one of my favorite days of each year. The new year is always a time for reflection and goal setting for me. When I look back on 2008, I see that I spent a good deal of time actively pursuing my goal of becoming a published author. And for me, that entailed a lot of time spent reading, contemplating and learning about the actual craft of writing– with not so much actual writing getting done 😉 . But I wouldn’t call that a waste of time. On the contrary, I now have a pretty solid base of knowledge and a good feel for both what I want to do, and what I need to do.
Now, on to my goals. My primary focus for 2009 will be on actual production. Getting published is still my dream, but it is more of a long term goal at this point. My immediate goal is to finish a completed manuscript or two. So with all this in mind, I set my 2009 writing goals with actual production in mind.
- Write for a hour a day, minimum
- Have at least 2 completed manuscripts by Dec 31, 2009
- Query/submit at least one manuscript this year
- Enter at least one contest this year
- Cycle through my craft books
By working towards 100% acheivement of these goals, I hope to learn more about myself as a writer, and as a person. I will tag all future entries concerning my writing goals [the achievements and lack there ofs 😉 ] with the Goal tag so you can easily get pull them up from the tag cloud.
“Someday I’ll fly, someday I’ll soar”